Novice Biathlon Clinic Elk River Saturday 2nd of March

https://goo.gl/forms/SzB465mCPw8Sfa1w2

See the revised schedule below:

Hi Everyone-
Here is a signup sheet for the Novice Clinic to be held at the Elk River Range on Saturday the 2nd of March, 2019.

10:00 Novice clinic begins on the range at Woodland Trails –[1 km from the parking lot—so allow time to get out there]
11:00 Experienced athletes will zero- Novices observe procedure and actual race
11:45 approx Experience athletes will race
1:00 pm Novice race

Space will be very limited. We will try to keep a measured number of slots open for those under age 20. Please get in touch with Brian Wray at brian.the.wray@gmail.com for more information. There will also likely be Novice Clinics held in conjunction with the upcoming races on the 9th of March at Snowflake and the 16th of March at Mt Itasca.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

MNCup revised schedule

After spending most of the week trying to put together a race this coming weekend, we have decided that wasn’t going to work. The Elk River venue didn’t get enough snow to revive the trails, and the northern venues are forecast to be in the low single digits at best with wind chills in the teens below zero. Not a lot of fun for anyone.

Accordingly, here is our revised MNCup Schedule:

  • #4 Saturday the 2nd of March—Elk River with Nisswa as a backup
  • #5 Saturday the 9th of March—Snowflake
  • #6 Saturday the 16th of March—Mt Itasca finale..

We probably will have a novice race with each of these events. Watch the Invitations that come out for each individual race for details.

Nationals will be starting the 28th of March in Jericho VT..

Meanwhile, this coming Sunday is the Youth Individual races in Slovakia at the Youth and Junior World Champs. Garrett, Vasek and Emma are all in Europe presently. You can pick up some video clips and the results on the IBU webpage.

http://www.biathlonworld.com/

Also, starting tomorrow will be full race videos on replay for the World Cup now in Antholz Italy. The past World Cup races are all available as well. 20,000 fans at the Sunday mass start races in Germany.

Enjoy the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

MN Cup #3 – NISSWA – Sun, Jan 13th, 2019 – RESULTS

MNCup #3 Biathlon Event Held at Nisswa

On Sunday, NNW Biathlon hosted MNCup#3 at the Nisswa range. Two events were held, a 4.5 km Sprint with 2 shooting stages followed by a 5 km Pursuit Format with 4 times in the range. In a Format event the start times are deducted from the time over the finish line.

In the Sprint, Little Falls Sophmore Jackson Grant, NNW, dominated in the Men’s side shooting 0,2 and finishing in 14:38. In second was Hunter Zupko, National Guard, also Little Falls, shooting 3,2 and finishing in 16:33.

In the Women’s field, Stormy Hegg, Wolfpack, Alexandria was first with 2,3 shooting finishing in 18:36. Emma Watson, Duluth Biathlon, shot 2,2 and finished in 18:56 for a close second.

In the Boy’s field, Ryker Bosek, Wolfpack, held off Connor Grant, NNW, with Bosek shooting 3,5 and outskiing Grant who shot 4,3, with Bosek finishing 36 sec ahead.

In the Girls field, Lucy Watson, Duluth Biathlon, shot 4,3 and finished in 22:43

In the Pursuit Format, the order of start was the order of finish in the Sprint. Zupko, shooting 1,3,2,1 outshot J Grant, 1,2,4,3 to edge him out by 15 sec, 23:25 to Grants 23:40.

In the Women’s side Hegg held on to the lead shooting 2,2,3,0 and outskiing E Watson who shot 2,1,1,2 with Hegg finishing 2:15 in front.

In the Boy’s event, Bosek, 0,1,3,3 again held off C Grant 1,1,2,3 with Bosek finishing just 39 sec ahead.

Complete results are attached.

Final results MNCup #3Sprint
NAMECLASSSTARTPSFIN TIMERACE TIMECLASS PLACEOVERALL PLACE
Jackson GrantYM05:30.00220:08** 14:38.011
Hunter ZupkoJM03:00.03219:33.016:33.012
Zean BakerSM02:00.01319:03.017:03.013
Derek LindblomSM03:30.02521:17.017:47.024
Joey DelToroYM01:00.01318:55.017:55.025
Evan IngebrigtsenMM02:30.00120:52.018:22.016
Stormy HeggYW01:30.02320:06.018:36.017
Emma WatsonYW04:00.022?22:56.018:56.028
Ryker BosekBOY04:30.03524:27.019:57.019
Connor GrantBOY00:30.04321:03.020:33.0210
Lucy WatsonGIRL05:00.04327:43.022:43.0111
Tim SaxtonSM00:00.02324:27.024:27.0312
Jeff DufreneSM06:00.03233:22.027:22.0413
** 26 sec wait for target
BIATHLON START LIST- PURSUIT
NAMESTARTPPSSTFIN TIMERACE TIMECLASS PLACEOVERALL PLACECLASS
Hunter Zupko00:10.01321723:35.023:25.011JM
Jackson Grant00:00.012431023:40.023:40.012YM
Zean Baker00:20.01131624:35.024:15.013SM
Stormy Hegg01:00.02230726:39.025:39.014YW
Derek Lindblom00:30.034121026:45.026:15.025SM
Ryker Bosek01:20.00133727:55.026:35.016BOY
Conner Grant**01:30.01123728:44.027:14.027BOY
 Emma Watson01:10.02112629:04.027:54.028YW
Evan Ingebrigtsen**00:50.01122629:05.028:15.019MM
Joey DelToro00:40.021441128:56.028:16.0210YM
 Tim Saxton01:40.02201532:23.030:43.0311SM
Jeff Defrene01:50.043431440:42.038:52.0412SM
**time adjusted for no target

Update for MNCup #3

This morning we groomed the race loops at the Nisswa range. Really worked up better than I expected. We will touch them up on Saturday am also.

There are a few windblown areas with some grass showing and the windy days brought down some pine needles on the camel humps..but otherwise should be great skiing! These courses will reward quick technique transitions, and good cornering skills. The snow will be cold with some ice mixed in—so really fast. Temps are forecast in the low 20’s.

I will send out a start list on Saturday for the Sprint. It will be randomly selected; while the following Pursuit format at 10 sec start intervals will be in the order of finish from the Sprint. Eleven athletes so far are planning on starting.

Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

MN Cup #3 – NISSWA – Sun, Jan 13th, 2019

Minnesota Cup #3

Date: Sunday, Jan 13th, 2019
Place: Nisswa Range [note change in venue from Elk River!]
Race Format: Sprint prelim, followed by Pursuit race!
Distance:  4.5k Sprint + 5k Pursuit format 5 sec intervals

Registration:  9:15 AM –  9:55 AM
Zero:             10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Race Start:   10:45 AM –Sprint 30 sec Individual start
                      11:30 – approx. Pursuit race

Cost:            $10 (cash or check payable to Bill Meyer Includes lunch at my house after race

You can register at the race but I need to know who is coming and who will stay for lunch including parents!! wmeyer@nisswa.net

Questions?  call Bill 218 839 4727 or email wmeyer@nisswa.net